concrete-wallpaper

Unfinished concrete walls, for some reason, have a pleasing aesthetic. We’re not sure why: industrial simplicity? Rugged beauty? Did we really just write “rugged beauty”? Truth remains that it’s attractive. And the truth also remains that it doesn’t exactly occur frequently in most residential construction. So unless you’re living in a parking garage, consider papering a wall or two with photo-realistic concrete wall wallpaper. A variety of styles and textures are available, some plain concrete, some bricked, others brightly colored with graffiti. Either way, it’s a step up from beige.

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While you can go all MacGyver and shuck oysters with a screwdriver or other household tool, we highly recommend you invest in a good oyster knife. Why? Well, for starters, it’s safer. The best oyster doesn’t taste so hot when you’ve got something sharp stuck in your palm. Secondly, it makes the process easier and a bit more refined. Laguiole is an iconic name in knife making and the French brand has you covered when it comes to shucking thanks to the Laguiole Oyster Knife. Made of 420 stainless steel and complete with a wood handle, the Oyster Knife measures 6 ¼” and makes easy work of even the toughest shell. You just need to supply the cocktail sauce.